Everyone has heard that time heals all wounds. The truth is that some wounds can take years and even decades to heal while others may never heal without advanced therapies.
Wounds We Treat
You may benefit from treatment at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center's Wound Healing Center if you have any of the following:
How We Care For You
At the Wound Healing Center, you'll receive specialized outpatient wound healing care customized to your specific needs, such as:
We also have our service area's only hyperbaric oxygen therapy unit, a rapidly emerging treatment that successfully aids in the healing process. It surrounds you with 100 percent oxygen at higher-than-normal atmospheric pressure, which increases the amount of oxygen in your blood and allows red blood cells to pass more easily into the wound to heal it from the inside out.
During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you relax on a bed inside a large see-through plastic shell. You can watch movies on televisions mounted above the chamber while hearing the movies and conversing with others outside the chamber through a speaker system. The only physical sensation resulting from the treatment is a slight pressure on your eardrums (similar to the feeling in your ears when a plane lands).
Our Team Of Specialists
Our center is staffed with a specialized team of doctors, nurses and therapists who are dedicated to healing chronic wounds. They are skilled in the latest therapeutic methods in wound management and stay abreast of cutting-edge information through continuous training. They partner with your primary care physician to develop a total approach to your treatment and care.
Most treatments we provide are covered by Medicare and Medicaid, HMOs and other private insurance plans. While you may seek treatment on your own, we prefer that your primary care physician make the referral so that we may collect essential information.
The Wound Healing Center is on First Floor North at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
We are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Please call us at (859)239-1470.